Jennifer Ross - Realtor
We threw a 21st birthday bash for
my daughter Alexandra. She decided the theme would be a Crazy
Hat party catered by "Taco Man". Her brother Eliot's
band "The Verigolds" entertained and all was a huge
success. Crown Point rocked until the music was shut down at 10:00
p.m.! Alexandra is now back in Syracuse finishing her last
semester of college and working part time for the Department of
Forestry on a weekly KPBS television show. She plans to move to
New York City to pursue her film career after graduating from
Winner of This Month's Drawing Is...
Roxanne has won
a $50 Cohn restaurant gift card. Congratulations!
The next drawing will be in a few weeks......
Association of Realtors says month-over-month prices actually rose
here in San Diego by 1.6 percent to $490,130, up 21.1 percent from
September 2012. Interestingly, the average time for a
house to sell fell to 25 days, down from 40 days a
A timely survey
from Realtor.com finds 62 percent of people might consider buying a
haunted house. Amazingly, 35 percent of those surveyed think they
have already lived in a house occupied by spirits. But not all the
people surveyed were crazy. About 75 percent said if they saw
levitating objects in a house they would think twice about buying it,
and 63 percent said actually seeing a ghost would scare them away.
According to a
new report from Zillow, San Diego ranks No. 12 on a list of the 20
best cities across the country for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
The survey is based on the cities providing the most candy, with the
least risks for walking and safety. Topping the list is San
Francisco, followed by Boston, Honolulu, San Jose and Seattle. San
Diego just edges out Pittsburgh on the list. Zillow will release a
list of the actual best streets to hit on Halloween later this week.
Estate Solutions lists San Diego as the second strongest market in
the country for projected home price appreciation over the next 12
months. The report puts San Francisco at the top with values expected
to increase 15 percent. San Diego home prices are
projected to increase by 10.8 percent. Rounding out
the top five markets are San Jose/Santa Clara, Los Angeles and
Phoenix. "Housing supply is a key discriminator between our top
and bottom forecast performing markets. Where the housing supply is
very low, as it is in our top markets, prices are expected to
increase significantly," said Veros VP Eric Fox.
might explain why demand for housing is so strong here. Trulia says San
Diego ranks No. 5 on the list of cities where rents are rising the
fastest. Nationwide, rents have increased over the past 12
months by 3.0 percent. However, here in San Diego, rents have
increased by 6.7 percent. As mortgage interest rates continue to
decline, the cost of owning will decline while the price tag for
renting will continue to rise.
School, Better Payout
Any good parent wants their child to attend the best school possible,
but when it comes to finding a home in a top school district, how
much more are buyers willing to pay? A recent study performed by
Redfin suggests that many parents are willing to shell out even more
than you might think. If you're trying to sell a home and want to get
the most for it, you might want to consider "selling" the
always played an important role in the buying and selling of real
estate. More recently though, premiums for homes served by top-ranked
schools have been going up, indicating that buyers place remarkable
importance on the quality of schools when buying a house.
that on average, buyers will pay about $50 more per square foot for
properties served by top-ranked schools than those served by average
schools. Even within the same neighborhood, buyers are willing to pay
much more for a home served by a top-ranked school than for a similar
home served by an average school. Nearly identical homes - only a
short distance apart - have been found to sell for significantly
different prices, some for as much as $130,000 more.
This comes as no
surprise though, considering the numbers which realtor.com recently
released from a survey examining how school attendance boundaries
influenced buyers in choosing a new home. The report stated that
almost 60% of buyers are willing to go over their budget to live by
the right school, and 9% of them are willing to go over budget by 11
to 20 percent.
for home size, California has seen some of the highest premiums for
top-ranked schools. San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura,
and San Diego have seen the highest price premiums in the nation
respectively. Some buyers have been reported paying premiums of over
$200,000 or more in these areas, for schools which score only
slightly higher than others in the same district.
of the Month
This is Halloween
Someone spent a
lot of time and money to convert their home to a Halloween light
spectacle! Enjoy the music of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before
always, feel free to give me a call 800-913-7677 with your real
estate needs. I appreciate your referrals.
Over 25 years in
Real Estate sales
Serving all of San Diego
yr fixed: 3.37%